Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Good Words

Good news for Soul Stone. Bitten By Books has reviewed the novel and awarded it four tombstones. Thanks Nicole.

“This is an enjoyably erotic tale of growth, trust, love, and sacrifice. Though short in length, it more than makes up for it with vivid descriptions and characters that are easy to love. One would think with a short story, there wouldn’t be time to care enough about the characters to laugh or cry with them, and “Soul Stone” would be the tale to prove you wrong! Although “Soul Stone” can be read as a standalone, it is much better appreciated if it is read in the appropriate order in the series! Looking for a quick read that you can sink your teeth into? Then look into Elyssa Edwards Soul Stone!”

Facebook and Twitter

I never quite found the attraction in Myspace. It always seemed a bit seedy to me. I have however, become quite enamored with facebook and twitter. I’m not a big tweeter, but I do try to post something each day. Facebook is a bit more fun.

I’m rather addicted to the hatchling’s application. You search in your profile and in the profiles of friends who also have the application for eggs. Different eggs can hatch into different creatures. Some are a bit odd and some are down-right pretty. I currently have a rainbow snail, a plaid lavender bunny and a very cute little puppy. If you choose not to hatch an egg, you can feed it to your hatchlings to keep them happy and alive. Unlike some applications of virtual pets these can, and do, die.

I supposed there are worse things to do with my time. Come on by and say hi.
Interesting Television

I don’t watch network television. We have no cable, no satellite, etc. We do have a dvd player and I’ve found a few good series on dvd. The upside of this is that I don’t have to wait a week or more to see the next episode. The downside is that once I finish a season, I have to wait a really long time before I can see any more.

I recently watched the Dresden Files. Very good show. Not as heavy as an X-files sort of thing, more humor. The series is based on the Jim Butcher series of novels. My only complaint is that Dresden comes across as more than a bit of a man-whore. Every episode he’s bedding some young thing while dealing with interesting sexual tension with the local police detective. I do hope there is more in store.

I’m currently hooked on two HBO series. Big Love about the polygamists and Rome, about…well, Rome. In Big Love I was impressed by how quickly the series sucks you in and you find yourself rooting for the people who are not supposed to be the good guys by society’s standards. It’s an interesting look into the dynamics of such a complex relationship/family without taking itself too seriously.

Rome currently fascinates me. I’m always fairly impressed by movies that can sustain at least the semblance of historical accuracy and yet give us a fresh inventive storyline. But then again, The Tudors with it’s “Oh hell, let’s use the names and premise and throw historical accuracy to the wind” approach is fun too. And I have to admit I've had a soft gooey spot for Ciaran Hinds since he starred in Persuasion, my favorite Austen book.

Have an excellent rest of your Wednesday and an awesome Thursday. Head on over to one of the blogs or websites on the left and see what the truly brilliant and amusing have to say.


Donte said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Molly Daniels said...

I loved Soul Stone:)

Jenny Beans said...

Soul Stone is one of my all time favorites!! I hope it is enjoying many successes because it really is a fantastic story.

You know, I keep thinking about getting rid of television completely again, especially now that BSG is over.

Jacquéline Roth said...

Welcome Joannah. I hope you find something entertaining here from time to time.

Sandra Cox said...

After RT is over, I'm going to have to hook up to Facebook.

Anny Cook said...

Heh. I just got rid of my Facebook. I Twitter about once a month. And MySpace???? Well, last I checked there's a page there and it's reasonably up to date. Sigh. No TV. Not even on DVD. Man, that would suck me right in.

KellyMarstad said...

congratulations on the review!

Someone recommended Primeval to me. I was skeptical at first but now am hooked. But then I like freaky BBC shows, so it stands to reason. :)

I enjoy facebook. Don't understand Twitter. Rarely go to MySpace anymore. I have the same impression that you do of it.